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The 3DS is getting a WarioWare game

BearFishPie

2 months ago

Bloody hell yes!
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Why Pokémon Crystal will always be the best Pokémon game

BearFishPie

3 months ago

@Lynetiassiu That's great, but which was your favourite Pokémon game?
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Leeds United's new badge is so bad it looks like it's from PES

BearFishPie

3 months ago

Looks like a still from a Gaviscon ad.
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Legendary cover artist Bob Wakelin passes away

BearFishPie

3 months ago

As more and more of Bob Wakelin's art has been posted on Twitter in tribute, I've been amazed by how much of the most memorable artwork from my days with the speccy and Amiga was the work of Bob. Just looking at the iconic covers of Midnight Resistance and NZ story shows one hell of a stylistic range.
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My Animal Crossing wish: can we have the grid system back?

BearFishPie

4 months ago

I suppose I miss three things in particular from the original Animal Crossing:

The lengths to which Blathers would waffle delightfully on about fossils and wildlife;
The original title music. Although I do like the music from subsequent games, this has a way of lowering my blood pressure more than any other tune; and
My original town, and its residents. My Wild World and New Leaf towns are pleasant, certainly, but they're not the real Midwich. When I finally let go of AC I wiped the memory card without paying the town a final visit - I couldn't face it. But no other town layout is quite as 'right' as that one.

Actually, four things. I miss Chuck, the grumpy bugger.
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Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection coming to PS4, Xbox One, PC and Switch

BearFishPie

4 months ago

I will be getting this on switch, and likely delighting at having this arcade perfect set of superb games on the go, but nothing will compare with the gobsmacking achievement that Crawfish managed with SF Alpha 3 Upper on GBA.
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Patapon 2 Remastered out on PS4 in 2018

BearFishPie

4 months ago

Top pata.
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Hello Neighbor review

BearFishPie

4 months ago

@powerup I came here to say exactly that!
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VVVVVV coming to Nintendo Switch next month

BearFishPie

6 months ago

It really is VVVVVV good.
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EA has shut down Visceral Games

BearFishPie

6 months ago

Well, that's a kick in the nuts. They'd more than proven themselves with the Dead Space games - so quality isn't likely to have been the problem :-(
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Westwood's Blade Runner is an all-time classic in danger of being forgotten

BearFishPie

7 months ago

Anyone interested in this could do worse than seek out the recent episode of the excellent Cane and Rinse podcast, where they discussed this game.
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Final Fantasy 12's Gambits remain the greatest mechanic in JRPGs

BearFishPie

11 months ago

*Serafinowicz impersonation* "Helloooo Fraaaaan"
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For Activision, WW2 ends Call of Duty's YouTube dislikes nightmare

BearFishPie

12 months ago

@IkariW Oooh, Navy Seals!
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Dark Souls the Board Game is smarter than it is hard

BearFishPie

1 year ago

It's arrived! It's HEAVY.
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BearFishPie

1 year ago

@HoloDust I guess I'll find out very soon whether or not it's a successful translation of what I love about the Souls games. If nothing else it'll be interesting seeing what the fan community come up with in terms of tweaks/campaigns/overhauls, if the core design ends up somewhat lacking.
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BearFishPie

1 year ago

@HoloDust KD:M is a whole other ballpark in terms of cost though, as good as it sounds.
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BearFishPie

1 year ago

@Sheetbike That storm can be a pernicious bastard alright!
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The original X-COM was cancelled, but development continued in secret

BearFishPie

1 year ago

Given the frankly ludicrous scope and ambition of the game I can see why, but man alive I'm glad it saw the light of day!
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10 games that defined the ZX Spectrum

BearFishPie

1 year ago

I'd absolutely put Chaos, One man and his droid, the mighty 3D Deathchase and Fat Worm Blows a Sparky on my version of that list.

Edit: also Scuba Dive, Rainbow Islands, Driller and Yie Ar Kung Fu. And Lawnmower Simulator, obvs.

Did anyone else play the somewhat unsettling Go To Hell? I have no idea if it was much of an actual game.
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Watch: Johnny cooks the mega beef bowl from Persona 4

BearFishPie

1 year ago

@Brainflowers 'Johnny cooks Recipe X' would have a very different culinary outcome.
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Castlevania: Symphony of the Night turns 20 today

BearFishPie

1 year ago

As Rack rightly points out, the Vita/PSP version of Dracula X Chronicles is the optimal way to go if you're planning on playing SOTN on either platform. The unlockable version is excellent, and doesn't take long to get to. To be honest I bought the UMD purely for SOTN, and will probably buy it again for Vita for precisely the same reason.
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Destiny character progress will not carry over to Destiny 2

BearFishPie

1 year ago

Not being a part of Destiny and therefore potentially missing the point, I presume this has a high risk of losing a number of long time fans, with all that time meaning nothing tangible?
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Peter Moore leaving EA to take up CEO position at Liverpool FC

BearFishPie

1 year ago

He's In The Game.
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Elite Dangerous players find a third alien ruins site

BearFishPie

1 year ago

@wardenx My brother had a glow in the dark Boglin, the jammy git.
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Stephen's Sausage Roll review

BearFishPie

1 year ago

Neilka's sausage role is complete :-D
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Astroneer looks like the game you may have wanted from No Man's Sky

BearFishPie

1 year ago

@blaYde Not really, I'd been using it as a periodic pleasantly chilled explore-70s-Sci-Fi-book-covers experience, and shall continue to do so. I do understand that's not what a lot of folk wanted from it in the first place though.
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BearFishPie

1 year ago

To be honest, No Man's Sky pretty much was the game I wanted from No Man's Sky. I suspect the recent patch will make it even more so.
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WipEout looks great for its PS4 debut

BearFishPie

1 year ago

@like3cokecans I never did try Omega Boost, but do remember it looking pretty amazing in screenshots back in the day.
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BearFishPie

1 year ago

@like3cokecans Other than Motor Toon Grand Prix 1 and 2, you mean?
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Parappa the Rapper is being remastered for PS4

BearFishPie

1 year ago

The skunk over here will bring you luck
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Watch: Ian introduces Johnny to Cannon Fodder in Late to the Party

BearFishPie

1 year ago

@Starbow Playing CF on a pad seems like lunacy!
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BearFishPie

1 year ago

War truly never has been so much fun.
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Watch: 60 minutes of ZX Spectrum inspired shooter Z-Exemplar

BearFishPie

1 year ago

I'm sure it's far from the best, but I'm going with Silkworm. I loved the way the silly goose chopper broke apart.
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Resident Evil movie makers set sights on Monster Hunter

BearFishPie

1 year ago

And we already know how it'll turn out. 2* review in Empire.
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PlayStation wants you to name its new bear

BearFishPie

1 year ago

@riceNpea *retreats sadly to cave*
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BearFishPie

1 year ago

Lionel Bear.
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Video games remade in cardboard

BearFishPie

2 years ago

@makeamazing XCOM can be played solo, if that helps. My experience has so far been a bit like the article - we had a slow and difficult learning experience working through the tutorial, then gave up after about an hour. I think you have to in the right frame of mind, and not be a bottle of wine down by the time you start trying to learn the ropes.
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BearFishPie

2 years ago

@Whitster Hm, sounds like a minor house rules tweak or two might be the trick to making it a tad less savage. I wonder how it'd play with a rate of 1 food token per 3 colony inhabitants instead of 1 per 2?
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BearFishPie

2 years ago

@INSOMANiAC Probably not ideal numbers tbh. We've played a couple of games in two player and one with the maximum of five. It might be a function of stupidity but we found it hard enough to scrape through crises and colony feeding requirements, without trying to meet the overall objective. It's quite a deep game though - a lot of plates to juggle, and the fact there _may_ be a betrayer in the group is a great trick.
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BearFishPie

2 years ago

@INSOMANiAC We've just started playing Dead of Winter - it's fun but (assuming we're playing it right) the balancing seems a little off at times. Definitely still worth a crack though. Pandemic, though - seriously, just get it. If you're enjoying Forbidden Island I reckon you'd love it.
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Silent Hill: Downpour and Puzzle Quest receive Xbox One backwards compatibility

BearFishPie

2 years ago

Even the presence of Will Arnett is not enough to redeem Matt Hazard. It's absolutely no fun at all, even in a so-bad-it's-good fashion.
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Danganronpa 1 and 2 are coming to PS4 next year

BearFishPie

2 years ago

The sequel, Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair, follows the same cast facing Monokuma again

No. No, it doesn't. And for a very good reason!
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Valve's unreleased Half-Life mod Threewave uncovered, fixed and released

BearFishPie

2 years ago

But it's taken until now for Valve's Half-Life: Threeway to become available to download and play

*snigger*
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Here are Overwatch characters reimagined as dogs

BearFishPie

2 years ago

They all look a bit ruff.
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Japan's Prime Minister just rocked up to the Olympics dressed as Mario

BearFishPie

2 years ago

Trump as Wario next?
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Konami tries to explain Metal Gear Survive's ridiculous story

BearFishPie

2 years ago

However this turns out it'll be a disappointment compared with my misreading of the sub header: "so this unexplained Womble turns up..."
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Blizzard changes Overwatch "gg ez" messages into something very different

BearFishPie

2 years ago

Alternatively you could assume you were playing against Quagmire and read 'gg' as short for 'giggity-giggity'.
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No Man's Sky limited edition has online play icon hidden under sticker

BearFishPie

2 years ago

@tiddex Gasp! The long awaited spiritual sequel to YS covertape star Advanced Lawnmower Simulator? Sign me up!
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"Cosmic emperor" Bill Bailey promoting No Man's Sky in the UK

BearFishPie

2 years ago

Manny bonus points for the Black Books reference, EG.
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Watch: Ian introduces Chris to the ZX Spectrum

BearFishPie

2 years ago

Hooray! It's list time!

My favourites, in no particular order:

Driller
H.E.R.O
Scuba Dive
Treasure Island Dizzy
Licence To Kill
How to be a Complete Bastard
Kikstart II
New Zealand Story
Bubble Bobble
Manic Miner
Jet Set Willy
Tir Na Nog
Way of the Exploding Fist
Super Stuntman
Chase HQ
Outrun
Chaos
Alien
3D Deathchase
Slap Fight
Blinky's Scary School
Horace Goes Skiing
Kwik Snax
Arctic Fox

I wish I hadn't sold my +2 :-(
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